About the Author
Kashi Nath Pandita
Born in Baramulla in 1927, he obtained his M.A.
in Persian from the Panjab University and Ph.D. in Iranian from Teheran
University. He served for a long time as professor in the Persian Department and
the Centre of Central Asian Studies at the Jammu and Kashmir University. He has
authored several books including My Tajik Friends, Iran and Central
Asia, and Baharistan-i-Shahi.